If you are an antique salesperson or dealer, then you already realize the importance of making sure that you maximize your profits on every sale that you make. However, when it comes to haggling or negotiating with customers, maximizing your profits can often be a challenge. This is especially true if you have a hard time saying “no.” Fortunately, there are some tips you can keep in mind the next time you find yourself in Read the rest of this entry »
When you are someone who loves antiquing, you know that one of the best ways to get what you want is to bargain. However, the truth is that many people do not know how to negotiate, and that is something that comes back to bite them in the end. How can you make sure that you get the right kind of results when you go to see the antique dealers at the show?
First, simply tell yourself that there there is a high price that you are willing to pay.Want more? Read the rest of this entry »
Being able to spot a better deal or to arrange an accurate professional appraisal of any antique you may be considering investing in can be a critical issue for more serious investors and those who are interested in assembling a more valuable collection. Finding the best shows, merchants and retail opportunities will be of little use for those who are unable to accurately determine the value of items or who are struggling to make the right investment decision. Finding the educational opportunities Read the rest of this entry »
When you are taking your wares to an antique show, you know that one of the best things that you can do is to pull people to your booth. No matter what you are selling, it is all about display, so take a moment to consider how you can be sure that you get the attention that you need.
First, appeal to the average antique collector’s urge to hunt and burrow by creating a dollar barrel. If you have a bunch of small items that Read the rest of this entry »
If youâ€™re familiar with the antiques market, you can shop for bargains anywhere with confidence. Antique shows offer opportunities to speak with dealers directly, and the merchandise for sale tends to be of good quality. Flea markets and yard sales are more hit-or-miss, but you just might stumble upon a hidden gem. When it comes to looking for deals online, seek out less-viewed listings in which item names are misspelled or descriptions seem vague. At auctions, take note of mixed lots that might contain something special thatâ€™s been overlooked by other buyers because itâ€™s surrounded by Read the rest of this entry »
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